An Uber driver in New York got sick of driving and decided to ditch the car Fifty-two-year-old Bob Barnes of Syracuse, N.Y., quit working for Uber and made a plan to bike to all 50 state capitals in a year. He calls it the "Great American Triple Switchback."

An Uber driver in New York got sick of driving and decided to ditch the car

An Uber driver in New York got sick of driving and decided to ditch the car

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1076895977/1076895978" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Fifty-two-year-old Bob Barnes of Syracuse, N.Y., quit working for Uber and made a plan to bike to all 50 state capitals in a year. He calls it the "Great American Triple Switchback."

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. An Uber driver in Syracuse got sick of driving and decided to ditch the car. Bob Barnes made a plan to bike to all 50 state capitals in a year. He calls it the Great American Triple Switchback. He's still underway, biking this week from Rowlett, Texas, to Oklahoma City - through forecast temperatures around 18 degrees. Should be warmer when he reaches Honolulu, Hawaii, which he will reach by plane and then bike from the airport. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2022 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.